The Tales of Hoffmann

_A915782Irish National Opera

Opera by Jacques Offenbach, libretto by Jules Barbier and Michael Carré

Conductor Andrew Synnott Set and Costume Designer Katie Davenport Lighting Designer Sinéad McKenna Assistant Director and Movement Director Paula O’Reilly

Julian Hubbard (Hoffmann), Claudia Boyle (Olympia / Antonia / Giulietta / Stella), Gemma Ní Bhriain (Nicklausse), John Molloy (Lindorf / Coppélius / Miracle / Dapertutto), Andrew Gavin (Andrès / Cochenille / Franz / Pitichinaccio), Brendan Collins (Crespel), Carolyn Holt (Voice of Antonia’s Mother), Fearghal Curtis (Spalanzani), Kevin Neville (Schlémil), Peter O’Reilly (Nathanaël), Cormac Lawlor (Hermann), Robert McAllister (Luther).

Irish National Opera Chorus and Ensemble

Nominated for Best Opera Production, Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2018


“energetic, engaging, surprising” The Irish Times

“Fluent, smart, at times surprising, this is a production that achieves much in a small frame”



  • 14th-15th September O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin
  • 18th September Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire 
  • 20th September Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
  • 22nd September Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick 
  • 25th September The Everyman, Cork 
  • 27th September Siamsa Tíre, Tralee 
  • 29th September Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny 
  • 2nd October Town Hall Theatre, Galway
  • 4th October An Grianán, Letterkenny 
  • 6th October Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo 



Photography by Pat Redmond